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5.0 out of 5 stars A Donnish Detective Story
Map of Nesfield Univeristy - Wool Court and surrounding buildings; with Tower over From beginning to end, this Appleby tale set in a university is a sheer delight to read, due to the excellent dialogue, the humour, the interesting and amusing characters, and the maze of bizarre and mystifying events, involving meteorites, love affairs, and false beards - reminding the...
Published on 27 April 2001 by hacklehorn

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the others
I have now read a number of 'Inspector Appleby' mysteries and must confess myself a bit disappointed with this one. Most of these are very good but this one, after a promising start, sort of fizzled out half way through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Donnish Detective Story, 27 April 2001
This review is from: The Weight Of The Evidence (Inspector Appleby Mystery) (Paperback)
Map of Nesfield Univeristy - Wool Court and surrounding buildings; with Tower over From beginning to end, this Appleby tale set in a university is a sheer delight to read, due to the excellent dialogue, the humour, the interesting and amusing characters, and the maze of bizarre and mystifying events, involving meteorites, love affairs, and false beards - reminding the reader of John Dickson Carr's Arabian Nights Murder (1936). The murder is unique in that the actual murder - that is, not the surrounding circumstances, but the grisly and gory deed itself - is funny. The ending, however, is an anti-climax.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the others, 10 Jan 2010
This review is from: The Weight Of The Evidence (Inspector Appleby Mystery) (Paperback)
I have now read a number of 'Inspector Appleby' mysteries and must confess myself a bit disappointed with this one. Most of these are very good but this one, after a promising start, sort of fizzled out half way through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic detective fiction, witty but very dated., 19 Aug 2014
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This is a classic early Innes. A traditional murder mystery, set in a university (his home territory), full of clever witticisms and academic banter. The author clearly had a lot of fun sending up his fellow-academics. Very dated, of course, but well written and a lot of fun.
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